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Monday, June 06, 2005


By the way, did anyone notice producer Jeffrey Richards's mention in his acceptance speech for the revival of Glengarry that this, in a sense, was David Mamet's first Tony? (I say, "in a sense" since it's Richards that gets to keep the thing! ) You heard right folks. Neither Mamet nor Shepard, in fact have ever won Best Play. Shepard, in fact, has often had trouble even getting nominated. (Remember when the Steppenwolf revival of Buried Child finally was nominated for Best (New) Play 20 years after it won the Pulitzer?!?)

So what does it say about an award--about Broadway--that the Best Play category has not been bestowed on any of the work of, perhaps, our two foremost dramatists? Talk amongst yourselves...

The archives on, by the way, reveal the original Glengarry did have some stiff (and stiff-upper-lip) competition back in '84, from Noises Off and Stoppard's The Real Thing (the winner). Both, though, do seem almost lightweight in comparison today.

For those wishing to relive last night, the Tony website features the text of all the acceptance speeches, among other goodies. Happy reading!

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